Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Beginning Group Classes

​Foundation classes for your dog!

​What makes our Group Classes Training Program successful?
Indoor Climate-Controlled Classroom
Small Student-to-Teacher Ratio - We limit our classes to ten dogs with family members (6 years and older).
Child-Friendly - We understand that your child participation in learning training skills enhance the whole family dynamic.
Reward-Based System - Easy to implement and does not require force and fear of punishment to get results.
Repeating a Class (Basic Companion class only) - Upon completing a class, you will receive a $10 certificate for any future class.
Play Groups - Our Puppy Start class includes a socialization time for friendly puppies. 
PUPPY START CLASS: 2 to 4 months old
PUPPY START CLASS is designed to maximize the learning process for puppies at the age when they are most influenced by their environmental and social experiences. 
 
CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Common puppy issues like chewing, nipping and jumping
  • Skills taught are Sit, Come When Called, Responding to Name
  • Socialization with dogs and people, exposure to novel objects, sights and sounds
  • Calmly accepting handling
​VACCINATIONS:
  • We require proof of your puppy's vaccinations. You can email a copy to mail.heartsandpaws@gmail.com prior to your first class or bring a paper copy to the first class with you.
  • Puppies can start class one week after receiving their first set of vaccinations.
We use humane, effective Positive Reinforcement training methods that make training enjoyable for you and your puppy!

​​PRICE: $165        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes
NEXT PUPPY CLASSES STARTING: 
​TUESDAYS,  September 11 at 6:30 PM
SATURDAYS,  September 22 at 9:45 AM
BASIC COMPANION CLASS: 5 months old and up
BASIC COMPANION CLASS focuses on skills essential for a happy, well-behaved dog.

AGE: 5 months and up (or completion of Puppy Start Class)

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Attention to Name
  • Sit, Sit at Side and Down
  • Come When Called
  • Walk on Loose Leash
  • Waiting at the Door
  • Fading Food Rewards    
​​We use Positive Reinforcement training methods that are dog-friendly and effective.

PRICE: $165        LENGTH: 6 weekly 1-hour classes

NEXT BASIC CLASSES STARTING:
​MONDAYS, August 27 AT 6:45 PM
​    *Class will not meet on Sept 3 due to Labor Day holiday.
SATURDAYS, September 22 at 11 AM

OTHER FUN CLASSES: 

K9 NOSE WORK LEVEL 1
K9 NOSE WORK LEVEL 2 
Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

K9 Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught.

Some of the many benefits of K9 Nose Work are:
  • Dogs easily burn lots of mental & physical energy doing searches
  • Searches can be done anywhere you can take your dog
  • No prior training is required and no obedience is needed
  • In classes, dogs work one at a time and rest crated or safely in a vehicle between searches so that reactive dogs can enjoy the activity as well
  • Shy or fearful dogs build confidence and overactive dogs put their energy into fun searches
  • Stronger bonds between dog & handler are created as the handler learns to observe, understand, and rely upon her dog 
Sneak peek here!

PRICE: $140 LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)
NEXT CLASS STARTING:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 7:30 PM
In this class we will introduce dogs to hunting for target odors. Search areas will expand and handler skills of observation and search area navigation will be developed.

PREREQUISITE: K9 Nose Work level 1 (or comparable experience)
Working dogs & handlers must have completed Intro to Nosework and/or been actively training for at least six weeks.

PRICE: $125 LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)
NEXT CLASS STARTING: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 6:30 PM
K9 NOSE WORK LEVEL 3
LEASH WALKING MINI CLASS: ​5 months old and up
In this class we will introduce the competition side of K9 Nose Work. Dogs will be introduced to elements including containers, interior, exterior, vehicle and buried hide locations.

PREREQUISITE: K9 Nose Work level 2 (or comparable experience)

PRICE: $125 LENGTH: 1 hour class per week (5 weeks total)
NEXT CLASS STARTING: TBA
LEASH WALKING CLASS gives you and your canine best friend skills so you can take wonderful walks together without pulling or getting tangled up.

CLASS TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Loose leash walking      
  • Reasons dogs pull on the leash
  • Getting your dog to leave things alone
  • How to get your dog’s attention
  • Best harnesses to use
  • Canine body language
PRICE: $90​ LENGTH: 1 hour class per week  (3 weeks total)​
NEXT CLASS STARTING:  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 6:30 PM

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